The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 9 for the July 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
• Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. next meeting is Monday, July 8, 7-9pm, back room of Doyle’s, 3484 Washington St. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org
• The Jamaica Pond Association will meet Monday, July 1, in the community room at Jamaicaway Tower, 111 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The board and community will hear a presentation by the new owner of J-Pizle (formerly Robinwood Café, 536 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain) with regard to an application for a new wine and malt beverage license. This is an open meeting. Residents who live near 536 Centre are especially welcome to attend and to ask questions or make comments. There is limited visitor parking to the right of the main entrance. Jamaicaway Tower is about a five-minute walk from the #39 bus stops at Perkins and South Huntington Avenue.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Public Service Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. On the agenda will be a petition of Eugene O;Neill’s at 3700 Washington Street for a 7-day Common Victualler (Restaurant) All-Alcohol Beverage License with a 1:00am closing hour, with Melissa Hunt as manager, and an Entertainment License
for four TVs, trivia, karaoke, and up to three live performers. Also on the agenda will be a petition of J-Pizle Kitchen at 536 Centre Street for a 7-day Common Victualler (Restaurant) Beer & Wine License with an 11:00pm closing hour, with Cindy Villada as manager,
and an Entertainment License for three TVs and up to three live performers. All interested residents are invited to attend.
Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be July 10 at Farnsworth House. The agenda for that meeting is TBD. AfterJuly 10th, the Committee’s next upcoming meetings will be July 24 and August 7.
Vacancy on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council
People who are interested in an available seat on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council can contact Kevin Rainsford, chair of the Council at (617) 866-7672 or [email protected] or come to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. There is one vacancy in Area C. The area map is available at http://www.jpnc.org/jpnc-map/.
The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The meeting is in the YMCA Building at 3134 Washington St. Agenda to be determined.
JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston, 722-2060.
June 29: Unity Day Celebration at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments
Calling all residents in Mildred C. Hailey Apartments! On Saturday, June 29 from 12-5 at the Anna M, Cole Center, 10 Lamartine Ext. This event is a celebration of our vibrant community. We will have performances, activities, games, face paint, raffles, delicious food, and more! It is free and open to all MCHA community members of all ages!
We are still looking for volunteers. If you can help please call the Mildred C. Hailey Tenant Task Force for more information: 857-547-1271 or email [email protected]
Wednesday Night Hot Dog nights at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments
Every Wednesday this summer from 4:30-6:30 come to 42 Horan way and enjoy a hot dog (or two!). We will have music, sidewalk chalk, and other activities. Family friendly event and free to all. Each week the hot dog night is sponsored by a local community organization or local elected who has partnered with the Tenant Task Force.
If you want to help or learn more, please call the Mildred C. Hailey Tenant Task Force for more information: 857-547-1271 or email [email protected]
Summer in the Park With Olmsted
Sunday, June 30th, 1-3 PM and Sunday, July 7th, 1-3 PM, FREE at Jamaica Pond Park Gazebo, Pond Street and the Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain,
RSVP on Eventbrite: June 30th https://june30thwalk.eventbrite.com July 7th https://july7thwalk.eventbrite.com
June 30: Frederick Law Olmsted as portrayed by Gerry Wright (http://www.friendsofjamaicapond.org/Olmsted.html)
Frederick Law Olmsted will reflect on Jamaica Pond Park as part of his master plan for citizen parks in Boston and the importance of trees for the ecology of the pond and the city.
Gerry Wright has researched, written and produced a one-man show honoring the life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture. The play provides insights into Olmsted’s passionate vision as he played critical roles in the dynamics of slavery as a writer, Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, and as the landscape architect for New York City’s Central Park, Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the US Capitol grounds, along with multiple plans for colleges, communities and private estates. Olmsted was a key pioneer in the movement to preserve land as national parkland, both at Yosemite and Niagara Falls. Olmsted’s life story, from “vagabond,” to dry goods salesman, sailor, traveler, journalist, author, publisher, executive (including a goldmine in California), to becoming the father of landscape architecture in America is both inspiring as history and reason for continued commitment in the 21st century. The Olmsted play has been presented at the Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Boston’s 375th Anniversary Parade, Brookline’s 350th Anniversary Celebration, plus numerous communities of the Commonwealth; along with performances in Volgoda, Russia; in New York City for the 150 year anniversary of the legislation for Central Park; Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky; and in Asheville, North Carolina.
July 7: Stephen Baird, Emerald Necklace Naturalist
Stephen Baird has photo documented the wild life of Jamaica Pond and Great Boston, produced ecology workshops and events for the Friends of Jamaica Pond, coordinated comprehensive water quality studies of the pond. There will be environmental educational materials on Butterflies, Birds and Pond Aquatic Life with fun hands on projects for participants to explore. Stephen Baird restructured Club Passim, the historic folk music venue in Cambridge, as a nonprofit organization in 1995-1997, co-founded the Bread & Roses Festival in Lawrence in 1986, founded the Folk Arts Network in 1982, published the New England Folk Almanac and New England Folk Directory from 1982-1996, produced Jamaica Plain Open Studios and was the Executive Director of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council from 1999-2001. He is currently the Executive Director of Community Arts Advocates.
Tuesday & Thursday a.m. Bike Training Rides: Paceline ride, great for training for charity rides or general conditioning. Leaves from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South St. (1/2 mile from Forest Hills) at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Rain cancels. Call 617-524-2453.
Jamaica Plain Community Softball League Seeks a team or players to form a team. Adult, co-ed, slo-pitch in Franklin Park. Games at 6 p.m. weekdays through August.
Email [email protected] for more information or to inquire about signing up
The Roberto Clemente 21 Sports program is now accepting applications (boys and girls ages 6-16). Location: The Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain. Info: 617-828-9524 or [email protected]
Spanish-English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español, Saturdays / sábados, 12 – 1:45 p.m. Connolly Branch Library.
Support Group for Young Parents, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, open to all faiths, for parents with children from birth to one-year, registration not required. Thursdays, 10:30am-noon. Info: 781-647- 5327/[email protected]
Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]
Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.
Egleston Square Library, free homework help, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, ongoing throughout the school year, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.
Parkrun is a grassroots, community running event, run by volunteers for the local running and walking community. We hold free timed 5k events every week. Everyone is invited to run, jog or walk for 5k (two laps around the pond). We are very proud to be the first parkrun in Boston, MA. It’s been a very successful initiative for getting people of all ages outside to exercise, and to meet members of their local community. We meet on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. at the top of the Sugarbowl. Run starts at 9:00am. All welcome, all ages, all abilities.
Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes at the MindBody Center (SJPHC-HPC) @ 10 Green Street. Low cost or free, in English and Spanish. For more information call 983-4226.
Fitness Walk, Saturdays, 8-9 a.m., Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse parking lot. Info: [email protected]
Care to Care, a support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, second Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Springhouse, 44 Allandale St. Info: Meredith Griffiths, 522-0043/[email protected]
Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule: foresthillsrunners.org.
Falls Prevention Classes for Seniors
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Classes run for 8 weeks and include fun videos, group discussion, a safe surroundings survey, and mild exercise to increase strength and flexibility. It is offered at no charge. Those using a cane or walker will also benefit from this program – it is a great class to help improve your balance and self-confidence.
Location: Woodbourne Apartments, 6 Southbourne Road in Jamaica Plain
Day and Time: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Class Dates: July 18th – September 5th, 2019
For more information or to register for this workshop contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or [email protected]
Café Connections NEW from Ethos! Combine a nutritious lunch with an informative and interactive workshop that also includes a simple exercise routine to stretch and strengthen. Learn how to eat well, control pain, begin an exercise program, handle stress and relax, and increase your energy level. Lunch and Workshop are offered at no charge. Anyone from any neighborhood may join in. Location: Woodbourne Apartments, 6 Southbourne Road in Jamaica Plain Day and Time: Thursdays, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Class dates: through March 7. For more information or to register for this workshop contact Ann Glora at 617-477-6616 or [email protected]
Monthly Memory Café, Are you an individual with memory loss? Are you a caregiver to someone with memory loss? Are you looking for an enjoyable way to spend time together? Come and enjoy coffee, creative arts, refreshments and conversations with new friends of all ages. Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., in the community room. Meets the last Thursday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. Free to all. Call Brittany McLaren at Upham’s Elder Service Plan at 440-1615 or email [email protected] for more info.
ABCD Good Life Healthy Living Club, monthly wellness sessions, for adults 50+, Wednesdays, 10am. My Life, My Health, class for adults 50+ with chronic health conditions, weekly classes, Thursdays, 2pm. Computer classes for adults 50 and older, Mondays, 3pm. 30 Bickford St. Info: 522-4251.
Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.
Ethos workshops for healthy aging, Chronic disease management Tuesdays, 10 a.m., SJPHC, 640 Centre St., powerful tools, Wednesdays, 4:30pm Ethos, 555 Amory St. Info: ethoscare.org.
Diabetes Self-Management Program, Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River St., Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. Info: Ann Glora at 477-6616.
Crossroads Café, free lunch and social event for seniors and their guests, often featuring live music and educational presentations. Food made with local produce and other healthy ingredients. Bread, produce, milk, and leftovers to take home as available. Saturdays, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., 12:00-2pm. Info: 524-3992/www.firstbaptistjp.org.
Tutor Adults, 2 hrs a week, PM. Jamaica Plain Adult Learning Program seeks volunteer tutors to help students work towards their H.S. Diploma or learn English as a Second Language. Work in innovative student centered program with motivated adults from all over the world. Free Orientation and Training. Contact Eric at [email protected] or 617 635-5201.
Volunteer Tutors Needed, The Boston Teachers Union School is looking for volunteers to tutor middle school students one-on-one or in small groups Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Contact: David Weinstein, 7/8th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School, [email protected], 857-334-9855.
Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, help students explore career and college opportunities. Tutor students in a range of subjects including math, science, history, English, foreign languages, SAT, and more. Tues, Weds, and Thurs, 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To apply: www.hydesquare.org/get-involved/join-our-programs/
Chelsea Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (CJHPC) is seeking volunteers to offer companionship and support 1-2 hours per week to persons facing terminal illness who reside in Jamaica Plain. Volunteers can make a difference for patients through activities such as holding a hand, listening to music, running an errand, or even just sitting quietly. Musicians, certified pet therapy teams, and those trained in alternative modalities such as Reiki are also encouraged to apply. Free training provided. Info: Aimee, Volunteer Coordinator, at 889-0779 or email [email protected]
Serve with Franklin Park Coalition, Seeking board members, committee members, and volunteers. Info: [email protected] (Board of Directors and Committee) or [email protected] (volunteer) or call at 442-4141.
Senior Companions Needed, Ethos is looking for elders to provide friendly visits and companionship to homebound or isolated seniors! Take a walk together, chat over a cup of coffee, play a board game, and develop a new and rich friendship! Volunteers must attend a one-time orientation and make a one hour per week commitment. Opportunities available in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Mattapan. Apply via www.ethocare.org/volunteer/application or call 522-6700.
English for New Bostonians, looking for volunteers to serve as ESL tutors. Info: 982-6864 / [email protected]
VNA Care, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit www.vnacare.org.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. seeking volunteers for gift shop, info desk, radiology, orthopedic center and more. Info: 983-7424 or brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.
FriendshipWorks Music Program, Do you enjoy music? Seeking volunteers to share music and friendship with elders in JP. 277-5248.
Airport Noise Complaint Line, Massport’s Noise Complaint line is open 6 AM to 6PM. Call whenever Logan Runway 27 airplane noise disturbs you: 561-3333. Congressman Steven Lynch 428-2000 also asked Jamaica Plain constituents to call their office about aircraft noise.
Free Community Meal Program: These are free walk-in meals for all ages with vegan options always available! Come in, eat all you want or take a plate to go! Our Chef Allan McClendon provides a healthy home cooked experience to every meal! Community dinner every Wednesday @6:30 pm. Crossroad Café lunch every Saturday @12pm
For More info contact Church office Phone 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]
Just Cookin’ Kitchen is a partnership between FBCJP and caterers in need of quality kitchen space. We offer a commissary kitchen for less money, available to small businesses interested in catering, food truck prep and/or culinary educational experiences. We provide an opportunity to let your business grow so you can save & spend less on start-up cost. For More info contact Church OfficePhone: 617-524-3992 / Email: [email protected]
Seeking Interested Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for New Mentoring Program, In response to feedback from local small businesses and entrepreneurs, JP Centre/South Main Streets is excited to kick off a new mentoring program this year. The program will provide a valuable mentoring network to local small business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be opportunities to connect participants with entrepreneurs from other local university and business associations. Renee Wong, a local JP resident with extensive economic consulting background, is volunteering with JPCSMS to spearhead this project. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in participating in the program, as a mentor, mentee, or both, please reach out to Renee Wong or Ginger Brown.
Needle disposal, City of Boston reminds residents medical needles/syringes cannot be put in household trash; drop-off location: AIDS Action Committee, 75 Amory St. Needle exchange program for IV drug users available via AHOPE Boston at 534-3963. If needle found in public area, call Mayor’s Hotline: 635-4500.
Community composting, Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Egleston Square Farmers Market, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: greenovateboston.gov.
Spotholes, pothole reporting tool, 635-4500, Citizens Connect mobile phone app, cityofboston.gov/mayor/24, and using #spotholes on twitter.
Ignore Beyond This Point
* for each successive issue after January 14, please change the date to the next meeting, keeping the above language. the dates through November are:
To be used later
• August 12
• September 9
• October 21
• November 18
Please post a listing for the SNA in every issue.
For the issue after Nov 18, please change the listing to:
Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Next meeting is a Holiday Potluck. Date/location TBD. More/latest info: www.sna-jp.org
Police Community Relations Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Commanders from Boston Police Area E, MBTA Police and State Police will deal with all issues of public safety raised by the community. All interested residents are invited to attend.
*The Jamaica Pond Association